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9th Wonder Presents: Jamla is the Squad at King’s Barcade

Last week I took the short trip down route 70 into Raleigh with two main objectives, listen to good music and continue to practice taking pictures at live indoor music events. The music was provided by former North Carolina Central alumni and Durham regular 9th Wonder, who was promoting his record label’s new compilation album […]

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Porkcentric NC BBQ Dinner at Cookery

Toro Dreams of Billy:  Billy Cotter thinks of barbecue and puts his thoughts onto the plate Benefiting Meals on Wheels of Durham Monday, January 13th at The Cookery 2 seatings: 6:00pm and 8:30pm Tickets are $35 Please bring non-perishable food donations along with your ticket (see below for details)! If you are a vegetarian, you may […]

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SEEDs Harvest Dinner: The Triangle’s Finest Restaurants on Display

Last year I had a chance to go to this dinner and there is no better way to support a great program like SEEDs that supports our city while trying some of the areas finest’s restaurants. Below is information about the upcoming dinner also found on SEEDS website at seedsnc.org To see my post and […]

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Sarge’s Food Truck

Sarge’s Chef is a food truck that is rolling the streets of the Triangle serving up cuisine which they describe as “Chop Soul – down home cooking with an Asian Caribbean flair”. I found them one Saturday morning at the Durham Central Park Farmer’s Market and decided to see what they were all about. It […]

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Mackey’s Ferry Peanuts

Jamesville, North Carolina 30871 US Highway 64   If you’re heading to North Carolina’s Outerbanks from points west, you have to travel down highway 64, and if you are traveling down highway 64, you have to stop at Mackey’s Ferry Peanuts. Mackey’s is more than your standard roadside tourist trap because among little knick knacks […]

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Durham Landmark Dillard’s BBQ Closing

  On my flight to Singapore I broke out my BBQ Bible, a book called “Holy Smoke – The Big Book of North Carolina Barbecue”. On two occasions the book mentions Dillard’s BBQ in Durham, first for it’s barbecue sauce and then for their carrot soufflé. You can imagine my disappointment when I found out […]

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Day Trip 06 – Farm Living: Bailey, Kenly, Wilson, Farmville, Greenville, Tarboro         September 11, 2010 PART I: Bailey, Kenly and Wilson / 151 miles travelled $16.42 – Gas $6.00 –  Cast Iron Skillet (Brenda’s Furniture & Antiques) $8.00 –  Admission (2) Country Doctor’s Museum $13.00 – Lunch at Bill’s Barbecue and Chicken […]

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Mt. Olive Picklefest – Serena Packs a Pickle

THE ADVENTURES OF HIM AND HER MT. OLIVE PICKLE FESTIVAL DATES: April 24-25, 2010      NEXT YEARS DATES: April 22-24 2011 LOCATION: Mt Olive, North Carolina POPULATION: 4,410 (2000 census) TOWN AREA: 2.5 square miles (all land) Features: Picking packing contest, Farm animal races (pig, duck, goat), free pickles, BMX stunt show, car show, live […]

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This last month in the Persian Gulf has given me a lot of time to think. While deep subjects do sneak in there now and then, I like to try to keep it light. Lately I have been thinking about one of my favorite things in the whole world and probably a favorite to my Muslim […]

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Durham Bulls Athletic Park

Over the years I have learned a few things from the City of Durham, North Carolina. Kevin Costner loves making movies about baseball, don’t hire Durham strippers  for a private party at Duke University and it is true that minor league baseball is thriving in this bad economy. Many people are feeling the pinch these days but families still want a way […]

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